|The Poetry Workshop, Belot, Capling, Frank and Gear Pilling, Art Waves #103|
Many people join writing workshop groups to enhance their work, but not many such groups are as cohesive and boldly exciting as the one formed by Marilyn Gear Pilling, Linda Frank, Dick Capling and Ross Belot. In this interview they discuss their adventures and how the group has helped them develop their various poetic voices.
Keywords: poetry; Don McKay; Robert Hilles; Liz Phillips; The Banff Centre; Ron Hines; Netania Davrath
|Jeffery Donaldson, Art Waves #118|
Writer and McMaster professor Jeffery Donaldson finds his Tourette's tics both a blessing and a curse, but for a poet they are definitely in the former category. His third collection, Palilalia, as well as his recently published fourth, Guesswork, both explore repetition and echo in ways that perhaps only a Touretter could. The reader/listener is likely to feel something of a tic in wanting to hear his beautiful poems again and again.
Keywords: Northrop Frye; Tourette's; palilalia; metaphor; Amy Clampett; Don McKay; Jan Zwicky; W.H. Auden
|203 Anne Simpson ( Dec. 1, 2013)|
Anne Simpson is an award-winning writer who has made something of a second career out of being a writer in residence across Canada, and even in Ghana. She's the 2013 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence for McMaster and the Hamilton Public Library. She read for us from her work, explaining what a writer in residence does.
Keywords: ekphrasis, Bronwen Wallace, Don McKay, Flannery O'Connor, Westdale Writers' Craft Class, Kathy Knowles, Osu Children's Libraries, Dionne Brand, Anne Carson, Danny McIver, Eva Cassidy